Sunday, 22 September 2013

Log Cabin Angels

Sandra brought me two charming Log Cabin Angel
quilts to finish.  I believe one is her daughter's and one is hers.
 
 
Greens, reds and golds...


Blacks, greens and golds.
 
I did the mittens differently on each.
 
 


 

 And I changed up the hair as well.


 

On both I did a swirly background and a star border.
 
The star border is currently one of my favorites!
It is so simple and cute.

These Angels were a lot of fun to quilt - thanks Sandra!
Blessed Quilting!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Happy Daze!

Here is a dandy quilt I finished over the
summer for Sew Inspired. They are
offering it as one of their Block of the Month's this fall.
 
It is called Happy Daze and was designed by
Sue Garman.
 
 
They selected some terrific bright fabrics
for their version.
You can also choose one of
their other backgrounds and use whatever colours you
may prefer.  Can't you just see this in Civil War Fabrics? 
 
 
The details in this pattern are wonderful and make
for a really well done quilt.
 

 This quilt just makes you smile!
Happy Quilting!
 


Scrappy Sensation!

Suzette is the master of the scrap quilt and has done it again!
Her quilts are always amazing and make me vow
to make one of my own...one day! 
 



I just love the circular effect this quilt has.  The illusion is wonderful.
 
This girl makes some excellent quilts!  She gives many of them away as well - no shortage of takers I'm sure!


 
  
I forgot to take a picture of the backing, which
was absolutely perfect for this quilt.
 
Now, go and gather your scraps and make
a beautiful quilt!
 
Happy  Quilting!

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Flower Patch Quilt Along

Woo Hoo!
I finished my Flower Patch Quilt over the weekend!
 
 
I also did up a two extra of the focus
blocks to make some small
wall hangings.
 
I used two of my favorite flowers for the wall hangings.  I love how the blue pops in the first one.  I don't really have anything in mind for these projects yet, just something fun to make.
 
It may be a while before any of them are quilted however, so don't hold your breath! :-)
I am just glad they are actually at this point. 
They were fun to do, but I am ready to move on.
 
Just a little tip on the rick rack. 
When sewing it down, you really need to loosen your tension so that it doesn't pull.
I haven't used rick rack in ages and I really like the
touch of whimsy it added to the blocks.
 
I should have some more quilting pics for you soon!
 
Happy Quilting!



 







 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Holy Hydrangeas!

It has been an interesting summer to say the least.  We have
had very little heat and  really cool nights.  Some nights have
even been in the single digits!  That is
not normal for us in the least. 
 
The garden has done well considering the lack of heat and
not a lot of rain. 
The hydrangeas have been absolutely amazing this year.
They are one of my favorite plants, but this year they have
outdone themselves.  I think the pictures speak for themselves.
 
 
These line our driveway.  They are a Limelight
Hydrangea and my absolute favorites.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The shots were taken while it was raining, so the lighting is a bit strange.
 
Everything looks so nice when it
is covered in raindrops - amazing!
 
 
 
 
I think this is my favorite shot!
 
Here are a few more garden shots.
 
 
Black Eyed Susans are the meaning of summer!
 
 

 
Have a wonderful Sunday and I promise to be
back soon with some quilting photos!!
 



Monday, 22 July 2013

Flower Patch Quilt Along

After the stormy week we had, the weather
this weekend was just beautiful for gardening,
so we spent most of our time outside. 

Not as much quilting time as I had planned but there is
nothing like working in the garden to rejuvenate the soul!

However, I was able to finish two more blocks
for the Flower Patch Quilt Along.  I sure am
glad that Judi is going at an easy
"summer" pace or I would not be able to keep up!


The blue always seems to show up a bit brighter than it actually is and the background is a bit darker than it looks here.    
I am trying to get a nice balance of light and dark flowers. 
We'll see how I am doing shortly when I can put them all together.     
                                         

Kansas Troubles fabrics always make such
a nice, homey quilt.  Cutting into my stash
to make this quilt has made me realize just how much
KT fabric I really have!  I see MANY more KT
quilts in my future - and that's a good thing! 

I am sure, like most of you, I will never make
all of the quilts that are rattling around in
my head!  And I probably have enough
fabric to make them all - scary!!



Happy Quilting!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Flower Patch Quilt Along

I have been working on my blocks for the Flower Patch Quilt Along.
The quilt along is being hosted by Judi of Green Fairy Quilts.  It is a cute little
quilt and a fun block to make.
 
 
I am using some of my Kansas Troubles for this and really enjoying it.
It is a good excuse to cut into some of that great fabric!
 
I am loving the different combinations.  The black and green
ones might be my favourite so far.
 


However, I love these blue ones too!
 
Judi is an amazing longarm quilter and is going to show us her vision
of how to quilt it once we are finished.  There are 17 flower blocks in
all and then some setting work.  I am looking
forward to seeing this little quilt come to life!
 
 
She has the pattern on sale for $4.95 right now if you are interested.
 
Happy Quilting!